EPTA Finland will hold its Annual National Conference in Kajaani from Saturday 11th to Sunday 12th of February 2023.

The program includes a lecture and teaching demonstration by Eveliina Kytömäki, lecture recitals by Kirill Kozlovski and Eveliina Sumelius and memoirs by Katariina Liimatainen, performances by students of the Kainuu Music Institute as well as an Evening recital by Marko Mustonen.

The National Piano Conference takes place at the Kainuu Music Institute, at Kaukametsä Culture and Congress Centre, Koskikatu 2, 87200 Kajaani.

Tel. +358 447100934


Saturday 11th February

10h00  Registration (Registration continues 13h00)
11h00  Opening of the Conference
Katarina Nummi-Kuisma, President of the Piano Teachers’ Association, Eeva-Maria Nivalainen, Rector of the Kainuu Music Institute
11h15  Student Concert performed by students of the Kainuu Music Institute
12h00  HIP and the charming Haydn – Teaching demonstration and lecture by Eveliina Kytömäki

13h00  Lunch (at own cost) Registration continues

14h30  Ukrainian Piano Music by Kirill Kozlovski
15h30  Exhibition of new learning materials
16h30  Annual Meeting 

– Break –

19h00  Evening Recital by Marko Mustonen, F. Chopin: Etudes op.10 and op.25
20h00  Social Evening

Sunday, 12th February

11h00 The significance of the 1920s French Modernism in enriching piano repertoire and playing methods – Lecture Recital by Eveliina Sumelius
12h00 Guest hour Marko Mustonen interviewed by Eeva Sarmanto-Neuvonen

12h30 Break 

12h45 Vienna, Prague, Moscow – Echoes of the past world, Memoirs at the piano by Katariina Liimatainen
14h00 Closing of the Conference


Please register by paying the participation fee to the bank account of the Piano Teachers’ Association IBAN: FI55 1014 3000 1414 87 BIC/SWIFT: NDEAFIHH by 11th January 2023 at the latest. The name of the participant should be seen in the receipt of the payment.

Participation fees
Members and students 80€
Pensioners 50€
Others (non-members) 130€

No separate daily fees.

The participants marked in the list of members of the Piano Teachers’ Association and having paid the member’s fee of the year 2022 may pay the member’s participation fee.

The reservation fees and the buffet fees are not refundable, except on medical reasons on doctor’s certificate.

NOTICE! Participating in the Piano Conference is free of charge for full-time students of piano pedagogy. Registration by e-mail is required for the participation by 11th January 2023 to the email address sihteeri@pianopedagogit.fi. Remember to mention the name of your institute.

Registration for the Social Evening and Buffet meal in Karanka Restaurant. The Menu and instructions for registration available below.



The statutory Annual Meeting of the Piano Teacher´s Association will be held on Saturday 11th February 2023 at 16h30 at the Kainuu Music Institute, Koskikatu 2, 87200 Kajaani.

The statutory issues of an annual meeting will be dealt with. The rules are available on the website of the association.


There are rooms reserved for the participants of the conference:

Koskikatu 3
87200 Kajaani
tel 010 230 5400
email: info@hotelkajanus.fi

1 per Economy 94€/day
2 pers Economy 113€/day
1 per Standard 102€/day
2 pers Standard 122€/day
1 per Superior 122 €/day
2 pers Superior 142 €/day

The prices include rich breakfast with organic products, wireless internet and customers’ sauna.
Please, make the reservation at latest 11th of January 2023 via email:


Please, mention the code PIANOPEDAGOGIT in your message.


Kauppakatu 20
87100 Kajaani
tel. 010 783 2000
e-mail: valjus.kajaani@sokoshotels.fi

1 per Standard 92€/day
2 pers Standard 112€/day

The prices include rich buffet breakfast, customers’ sauna and s-card benefits.

Please, book the room by yourself using the contact information above and by using the code “Pianoseminaari”, when making the reservation. The reservations should be made by 11th of January 2023.


Information on Dining

Lunch Saturday 11th of February
Hotel Kajanus next to the Kainuu Music Institute offers a home-cooked lunch (including a day’s soup, salad, bread, spread, two hot dishes, one of which is vegetarian food, coffee/tea and a small sweet, with iced water as a food drink). Price 13 €, which everyone pays on site.

Binding pre-registrations and announcements of special diets when registering. Last day to cancel 11.1.2023.

Registration for the Social Evening
After the Evening concert, we gather in the Karanka restaurant of the Music Institute, where a buffet meal is served for 28€. The buffet is to be paid in advance upon registration. The products are lactose free. Please indicate your special dietary requirements when registering.

Buffet Menu
Glased pork neck
Roasted oven roots
Beetroot oatmeal
Cheese bread salad with lingonberry sauce
Vegetable-pumpkin seed salad
Feta sour cream
Peasant baton
Pannacotta with berries